Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities. We are here to Help.
Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."


Services Available to the Public

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17 and ages 16 to 25

Youth Outpatient Centers provide treatment and care for behavioral and emotional needs of children, transition age youth (TAY), and families. The services include mental health assessment, group and individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and skill building. If indicated, psychiatric evaluation and medication management is available. We also provide referrals to community support providers.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.,
Oroville, CA 95965

Live Spot

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17 and ages 16 to 25

The Live Spot provides academic support, life skill and leadership development, vocational support, relationship building, connection to the community, and supportive services to high school age youth during after school hours. Programs that complement the Live Spot include Friday Night Live, Club Live, and Friday Night Live Impact Mentoring.

3300 Spencer Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
Monday to Thursday
After school, or 1
1:00pm to 3:00pm during Summer

Youth Intensive Program (YIP) Wrap Around Services

Age Range: All

Mobile Foster Care Team

The Mobile Foster Care Team provides screening and assessment for youth detained and placed out of home by the Butte County DESS. Youth who are screen will be provided with age appropriate information about trauma and coping skills. Individuals who have underlying behavioral health issues will receive appropriate treatment services.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Mobile Transition Age Youth (Mobile TAY) Team

Age Range: Ages 16 to 24

The Mobile Transition Age Youth Team (Mobile TAY) provides services to young adults ages 16-24. The team works with young adults to provide the support and to teach the skills necessary for TAYs to transition into adulthood and to meet goals around self sufficiency. Services provided address 5 key areas:

  • Clinical services for mental health improvement and stabilization. · Independent living skills including legal emancipation, fiscal management, housing acquisition and maintenance, and health-related supports and services
  • Education and vocational training services including subject/career exploration, campus visits, training program identification, linking training to jobs.
  • Employment services including career and job interest and skills assessment; academic supports, employment readiness; job availability, acquisition, and retention.
  • Socialization opportunities including peer group assessment, identification of fun and healthy activities, and development of social supports and friends.

The team recognizes the needs to make services available where youth are located, the program focuses on delivering rapid response and help directly to the individual at: school, home, Juvenile Hall, hospitals, job sites and/or on the street. Collaboration with the schools and other groups facilitate the ability to provide response in these locations.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Services Available by Referral

Youth Intensive Program (YIP) Wrap Around Services

In partnership with Northern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS), and Feather River Tribal Health (FRTH), YIP provides culturally specific supportive services and wraparound care to youth and families experiencing severe emotional and behavioral problems who are at risk of out of home placement. Services are welcoming to all cultures, family-driven, youth guided, and individualized. Services include individual and family therapy, case management, psychiatric services, and psychological testing if indicated. Collaborative efforts connect youth to community resources and/or ability to receive services at schools, community and homes. Parent Partners provide parenting education and support.

Oroville: 865 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965, 530.538.7950

FOCUS Wraparound Program

Age Range: Ages 0 to 18

FOCUS Wraparound Program, in partnership with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) and a community provider, is a youth and family-centered, strengths-based, needs-driven planning process for creating individualized services and support for youth at risk of out of home placement or stepping down from group home placements.

Educationally Related Mental Health Services

Age Range: Ages 0 to 22

These services, in partnership with Butte County Office of Education (BCOE), provide treatment for students with significant mood/behavioral problems impacting their educational experience. The partnership works to provide clinical services and assist students to become successful at school.

Oroville Community Counseling Center
88 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965


Age Range: Ages 0 to 17

The FACT Team, in partnership with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) and Butte County Probation, provides assessments for youth who are detained at Juvenile Hall, and intensive aftercare services for youth who return to their communities.

Oroville Community Counseling Center, 88 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965, 530.538.2158

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 5

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), provided by Youth for Change, is for children with behavior problems, placing emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Greater Oroville Family Resource Center
720 Daryl Porter
Oroville, CA 95966

 Contact BHD

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week

 Locations & Hours

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays
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 Get Started

Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

See the three steps for getting started.